Matilde has already seen three of her children die. She knows clean water and better facilities at her local health facilities will help to keep her children and herself safe from sickness and disease.

My baby is two months old. He was born at the health centre in Napacala. My mother helped me wash after birth. We went home so I could take a bath and my mother washed everything for me at home. I would like to have water, good rooms and bigger maternity services in the centre.

Matilde

Across the world - there is a mother giving birth without clean water every two seconds. But with your support, we can change this. By donating you are helping mothers uphold their dignity and keep their babies and themselves safe.

Your donations could help heal whole communities by bringing clean, running water to their clinics, households and community. Keeping everyone safe, it’s a simple, small solution that you can support. Your kind donation will make a massive impact.

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All donations are used to support WaterAid's water, sanitation and hygiene programs, and aren't restricted to this project.

About WaterAid

WaterAid has teams in 29 countries across the world, working with our partners to change millions of lives every year by improving access to clean water, toilets and hygiene.

Since 1981, we’ve reached over 27 million people with clean water. But we can’t stop there.

In the last 41 years, we’ve gone from strength to strength to become one of the most respected organisations dealing solely with water, sanitation and hygiene issues.

What does WaterAid do?

While installing taps and toilets is essential to our work, we do so much more. We convince governments to change laws, link policy makers with people on the ground, pool knowledge and resources and rally support from people and organisations around the world, making lasting change happen on a massive scale.